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Among the most common HIV-associated lymphomas are Burkitt lymphoma (BL) and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) with immunoblastic-plasmacytoid differentiation (also involving the central nervous system). Lymphomas occurring specifically in HIV-positive patients include primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) and its solid variants, plasmablastic lymphoma of the(More)
In a case-control study in northeastern Italy hepatitis C virus infection seemed to increase by about 50-fold the risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma involving the liver and major salivary glands (i.e. larger than that for hepatocellular carcinoma) and by about fourfold the risk of lymphomas at other sites.
OBJECTIVE To characterize the therapeutic variables correlated to outcome in 370 patients with primary CNS lymphoma. METHODS Planned treatment was radiotherapy (RT) in 98 patients, chemotherapy (CHT) in 32, RT followed by CHT in 36, and CHT followed by RT in 197 patients. High-dose methotrexate (HD-MTX; 1 to 8 g/m2) was used in 169 patients and(More)
BACKGROUND The gene encoding the DNA repair enzyme O(6)-methylguanine DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) is transcriptionally silenced by promoter hypermethylation in several human cancers, including diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (B-DLCL). MGMT promoter hypermethylation is a favorable prognostic marker in patients with brain tumors treated with alkylating agents.(More)
To extent our knowledge on the cytokines possibly involved in the pathophysiology of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL), the mRNA expression of a panel of 10 cytokines was investigated on purified B-CLL cells using a reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction method. Whereas negative RT-PCR signals were recorded for interleukin-1 alpha (IL-1(More)
CCN3/nephroblastoma overexpressed belongs to the CCN family of genes that encode secreted proteins associated with the extracellular matrix (ECM) and exert regulatory effects at the cellular level. Overexpression of CCN3 was shown in metastatic melanoma cells compared with cells of the primary tumor from the same patient. Analysis of short-term cultures(More)
Angioimmunoblastic lymphoma (AILT) is the second most common subtype of peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) and is characterized by dismal prognosis. Thus far, only a few studies have dealt with its molecular pathogenesis. We performed gene expression profile (GEP) analysis of six AILT, six ana-plastic large cell lymphomas (ALCL), 28 PTCL-unspecified(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Aberrant promoter methylation targets CpG islands causing gene silencing. We explored aberrant promoter methylation of genes potentially involved in B-cell malignancies and encoding proteins implicated in DNA repair (O6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase, MGMT), detoxification of environmental xenobiotics (glutathione(More)
Immunohistochemical staining with monoclonal antibodies showed a differential distribution of intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1/ CD54) and lymphocyte function-associated antigen 3 (LFA-3/CD58) and their respective counterreceptors lymphocyte function-associated antigens 1 (LFA-1/CDlla) and 2 (LFÀ-2/CD2) on ten melanoma cell lines and in 46(More)